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09:50  11 february  2019
09:50  11 february  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Azpilicueta apologises for Chelsea's record Premier League loss

Azpilicueta apologises for Chelsea's record Premier League loss Manchester City inflicted Chelsea's heaviest defeat of the Premier League era, leading to defender Cesar Azpilicueta apologising.

Chelsea inflicted Manchester City 's first defeat of the season in a compelling contest at Stamford Bridge. Strikers were conspicuous by their absence, with Chelsea ' s Eden Hazard and City 's Raheem Sterling deployed in the 'false nine' position

Chelsea 0-1 Manchester City , Premier League: Match report. But while Chelsea defended well — good work by the defensive line of Antonio Rüdiger, Andreas Christensen and Gary Cahill, capably aided by Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso on the wings — City were hardly threatened.

Azpilicueta devastated by Chelsea's defeat against Manchester City © Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport Manchester City v Chelsea FC - Premier League

Cesar Azpilicueta has called Chelsea’s humiliation at the hands of Manchester City one of his worst days in football.

Maurizio Sarri’s side were taken apart by the champions at the Etihad on Sunday, losing 6-0 and finding themselves fortunate that the scoreline wasn’t even more one-sided.

The defeat sees them drop to sixth in the Premier League table and there are huge question marks surrounding Maurizio Sarri’s future.

Azpilicueta has been a wonderful servant to Chelsea, proving to be one of the most consistent players in the country in recent years.

Chelsea facing a make-or-break run says Azpilicueta

Chelsea facing a make-or-break run says Azpilicueta Chelsea face a make-or-break run of crucial games admits defender Cesar Azpilicueta, reports the Mail Online. After a very disappointing FA Cup exit at home to Manchester United yesterday, Azpilicueta wants to bring happiness back to the Chelsea supporters in the coming weeks. There was obvious unrest in the crowd during Monday’s 2-0 defeat with chants aimed towards manager Maurizio Sarri. When Azpilicueta himself was substituted for Davide Zappacosta in the 82nd minute, boos were echoing around the stadium for the lack of change in approach.

We must learn the lessons from our defeat to Manchester City . We have no more room for error.

Chelsea knew they that would not control possession against City so he instructed his players to sit deep and try to hit Guardiola's team on the break whenever they could. Cesar Azpilicueta celebrated his new contract by putting Leroy Sane in his pocket for 90 minutes, while Luiz was Chelsea ' s most

Even the Spaniard was off the boil on Sunday, however, conceding a penalty after fouling Raheem Sterling and being tormented by the Englishman throughout.

Speaking after the game, Azpilicueta admitted he has experienced few worse nights in his career:

Azpilicueta devastated by Chelsea's defeat against Manchester City © Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport Michael Regan/Getty Images Sport

“It is one of the worst nights in my career. It is difficult to explain what happened.”

“The first five or six minutes went well but that is not enough. It is very frustrating and disappointing. We are conceding a lot of goals and we cannot accept that.”

“When you lose 6-0 we have to accept we didn’t play well and made errors. We knew it would be tough.”

“When we won at Stamford Bridge it was because we played well and were together. Today was not the case.”

“All I can do is apologise to the fans because it is not acceptable.”

Chelsea’s attention now turns to FA Cup fifth round action, with Man United heading to Stamford Bridge next Monday night.

It is a repeat of last season’s final, which the Blues won 1-0 thanks to Eden Hazard’s penalty.

'When and not if' Sarri on the brink as Chelsea players tire of his tactics.
Sources close to Chelsea have told the Daily Mail that it is a case of ‘when and not if’ Maurizio Sarri is sacked by the club. According to the report, the Chelsea squad are growing increasingly frustrated with the Italian’s tactics. The claims emerged after their 2-0 defeat to the hands of Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Monday night. Sarri’s refusal to change his approach left the Chelsea players angered, with fans also voicing their frustrations.

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